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It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Glenda McWhirter Todd. She passed away on September 3, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was a historian, genealogist, and author who prided herself on being a descendant of Andrew Ferrier McWhirter of the 1st Alabama Cavalry, USV. Her work over the past two decades and her dedication to the 1st Alabama Cavalry has created a legacy that will last for years to come.

Her life's work has touched thousands of people through the years, and I am glad that I had the pleasure to work with her as long as I did. My hope is that her work will live on for years to come to educate and inspire a new generation.

1st Alabama Cavalry Searchable Roster
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James F Glenn

Age:  47
Birthplace:  Lawrence, SC
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  B

1/13/1863 Enlisted
Glendale, MS
1/22/1863 Mustered In
Corinth, MS
8/10/1863 Died
Perry Co., IL
From May-August 1863, James Glenn was on furlough to take his family to Illinois.

James F Glenn was born about 1816 and married Mary Jane Mitchell on June 10, 1846, in Laurens Co., SC.

Children of James F. Glenn:
William Glenn, b: 1843 (by 1st wife)
James H. Glenn, b: 1845 (by 1st wife)

Children by Mary Jane:
Matthew Hasten Glenn, b: 9-2-1847
David Glenn, b: 7-29-1851
Howard Glenn, b: 1857 (poss. 1856)
Ensley Houston Glenn, b: 6-12-1857
Russell Pelham Glenn, b: 6-11-1860
Mary Jane Glenn, b: 2-4-1863

Affidavits state from his pension file states, "The soldier, together with about 300 other parties, mostly families of Union men in Alabama, who had joined the Union Army, sick and convalescent Union Soldiers, were ordered to go to Illinois by Colonel Morrow, who at that time had command. At that point, James F. Glenn, then very sick with diarrhea was among the number..."

Database created and maintained by Ryan Dupree.

Service records compiled by Glenda Todd and used with her permission. This and other information about the history of the First and the men who fought with the unit can be found in her book, First Alabama Cavalry, USA: Homage to Patriotism.

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